Tag Archives: Scientist

Coming Out as a Scientist

15 Feb

I just read a very interesting article by Tom Welton, a Professor of Sustainable Chemistry at Imperial College London, in the Guardian – Gay Prejudice? It’s not easy admitting you’re a scientist. Certainly raises a few points around LGBT scientists coming out to the LGBT community and seeming disinterest in science within that community. Out LGBT scientists are just as important role models as out LGBT sports people, musicians, artists and activists. LGBT youth interested in science need to see that there are people like them that have chosen careers in science.

Female Scientist Role Model – Kay Scarpetta

7 Dec

Sapphicscientist's Blog

Kay Scarpetta from the Patricia Cornwell series of crime novels, also a Forensic Pathologist, was a role model and an inspiration to me while growing up. She two was a smart, tough lady.

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6 Dec

Sapphicscientist's Blog

Can lady scientists dress sexily and glamourously and not be seen soley as sex objects and be thought of only because of their style and dress sense? I believe they can. I used to dress
glamorously/flamboyantly – in long black gothic dresses, knee length skirts and retro tops and of coarse my staple – red lipstick! Although I was not aware of how other people saw me and didnt feel it detracted from my ability as a scientist or my research work. Abbey from NCIS is a perfect example of a glamorous and funky goth science chick! Awesome. I’d love to see some retro dressed, red lipstick wearing lady scientists carrying out their research and rountine tests, writing and presenting their work, and holding their own amongst male scientists (and other lady scientists).

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Lipstick On My Lab Coat

10 Jun

A lesbian scientist’s thoughts on science, women in science, feminism, activism, politics, society and just about anything else

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